The week in iOS: Apple hit with $350 million suit over iPod, patent grant to protect dropped phones, and shifted selfie camera.
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Browser maker goes mobile in Africa with buyout of a South African ad company.
Android might be the most prolific mobile platform, but when it comes to online shopping, iOS rules.
Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.
A new index from the mobile security provider also suggests that iOS has regained its enterprise share from Android, accounting for 69 percent of enterprise device activations.
IBM analysts projected iOS will drive twice the mobile traffic of Android and -- more importantly -- four times the sales.
The next wave of US banks has switched on support for Apple Pay, allowing their customers to add credit and debit cards to iOS 8 devices for mobile and contactless payments.
The iPod has been relegated to the non-material "other" revenue bucket for Apple starting next quarter. But its DNA lives on in the iPhone, iOS and App Store.
Salesforce's co-founder also clarified that the CRM giant's mobile strategy is focused on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone -- but not Blackberry.
Amidst this week's hoopla over iOS, Amazon announced a major update to its version of Android Fire OS, Google shared its vision for Android One, and Microsoft released a cool mobile keyboard that works on several platforms.
The iPhone and iPad giant is dishing out its latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, with the latest features and greater support for enterprise users.
Microsoft will deliver next month a single mobile keyboard that works with iOS, Android and Windows tablets and phones.
The iPhone and iPod maker finally made the leap into the mobile payments space with the launch of Apple Pay, an NFC-based contactless payment system.
iOS 8 will brings 4,000 new APIs to Apple's mobile platform, and this means developers are going to have to work hard to both implement new features and deal with bugs rapidly.
The cross-platform push may be on at 'cloud first/mobile first' Microsoft, but for now, Internet Explorer isn't one of the products the company is planning to make available on iOS or Android.
While most industry watchers looked at iOS mobile sales figures revealed in the company's recent Q3 earnings call, Apple executives appeared to be pitching a Mac story. And an interesting one.
It's the first of the month, which means it's time for another look at the state of the PC and mobile markets, using the latest data from two large web analytics firms.
Having written IE11 to support web standards, Microsoft is shimming it to handle mobile websites that are not following standards but catering for webkit quirks and/or non-standard features in Apple's Safari on iOS.
Just as the iPod became a gateway drug for the iPhone, which itself became the gateway drug for the iPad, iOS is set to become the platform that tempts people into the OS X ecosystem.
IBM was hoping to build a mobile developer ecosystem for Watson, but that takes time. It's quite possible that Watson can piggyback on Apple's iOS developer base.
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